Daily activities: Chronic diseases may lead to physical and financial limitations. Family members may need to care for patients and help with daily activities, which may ease some of the burden.
Depression: Approximately one-third of individuals with a serious medical condition experience symptoms of depression. The illness may affect a person's way of life and ability to function. This may lead to feelings of sadness and helplessness.
Stress: Prolonged stress may lead to frustration, anger, hopelessness, and, at times, depression.
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